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February 26, 2013 7:57:00 PM

Hey guys I'm new to the community and have not built a computer since 2006.... I'm having trouble determining compatibility and I am completely lost when it comes to all the new hardware available, I needed a rig that can play graphic intensive games and run smoothly / reliably (not interested in overclocking)

Interested in running an intel quad core cpu and an nvidia card! My 1400$ build needs to include a monitor :p  Thanks for your time guys!!! Preferably parts available on newegg!! If anyone is local to Orange County and interested in putting it together for me feel free to let me know!!!

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February 26, 2013 8:09:35 PM

probably gonna go with a case in the 150-200$ range as well (i love thermaltake :p )
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February 26, 2013 8:29:04 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock B75 PRO3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($82.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($107.95 @ Mac Connection)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($75.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($363.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Fractal Design Integra R2 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VH232H 23.0" Monitor ($144.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1271.40
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-26 17:28 EST-0500)
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February 26, 2013 9:06:26 PM

Grab the template from the sticky so people can help you even more effectively.
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February 26, 2013 9:10:56 PM

michaelwang_99 said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock B75 PRO3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($82.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($107.95 @ Mac Connection)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($75.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($363.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Fractal Design Integra R2 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VH232H 23.0" Monitor ($144.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1271.40
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-26 17:28 EST-0500)


There's no point in getting a 3770k as games do not use the hyperthreads and the op is not going to overclock. An i5 3470 will do.
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February 26, 2013 9:27:55 PM

michaelwang_99 said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock B75 PRO3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($82.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($107.95 @ Mac Connection)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($75.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($363.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Fractal Design Integra R2 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VH232H 23.0" Monitor ($144.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1271.40
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-26 17:28 EST-0500)


I'm sorry, but this is a poor build. The i7 is a complete waste of money as the i5 is just as good, and sometimes better, for gaming, and with a b75 motherboard, 16GB of ram (neither of which are needed) a fairly poor pick on the SSD, a poor pick on the power supply...

That being said, eddieendo, I'm a fair ways north of you, in Tahoe, but I'd be happy not only to put it together for you, but to teach you how to do it - it's always good to know what's in your computer and how it's working, just like for a car.
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February 26, 2013 9:58:11 PM

yeah i just dont have the careful hands required = thermal paste everywhere= lost driver cds = bent cpu pins hahahaha
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February 26, 2013 10:18:52 PM

Haha, gotcha. That last one can be particularly ugly - I remember having to use tweezers and a jeweler's glass to fix an old socket AM2 computer.

But still, if you don't mind figuring out a way to transport the parts and such, I'm more than happy to throw it together for you if you don't find anyone closer.
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February 26, 2013 10:26:14 PM

This is a killer system, generally HD 7970 Ghz Edition beats Nvidia's gtx 680 but if you just want Nvidia then get a gtx 680.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($23.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($55.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($94.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card ($445.91 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Cooler Master Silent Pro Hybrid 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VS247H-P 23.6" Monitor ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1401.80
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-26 19:23 EST-0500)
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February 26, 2013 10:32:53 PM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/GdO4
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/GdO4/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/GdO4/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($32.98 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($55.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($114.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($399.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Thermaltake VN300M1W2N ATX Full Tower Case ($124.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Cooler Master GX 650W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1200.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-26 19:32 EST-0500)

My build has the thermaltake case like you asked for.
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February 26, 2013 10:42:08 PM

^^^^^^^
That PSU is not very good, HD 7970 Ghz Edition is just to close, is yelling: pick me!, and you forgot the monitor, everything else almost a copy of my build ;) 
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February 26, 2013 10:42:34 PM

i think take ikes 9711's build, switch the i5 3570k with a 3470, and the mobo with not a z77, and you're good.
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February 27, 2013 12:48:45 AM

wow the overwhelming feedback is awesome, great unity!!! what motherboard would you recommend instead?
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February 27, 2013 1:05:16 AM

and if someone could explain the use for a second hard drive and a standalone drive??? is it just an extra storage spot
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February 27, 2013 1:31:57 AM

eddieEndo said:
probably gonna go with a case in the 150-200$ range as well (i love thermaltake :p )



On this note of yours, I suggest to get Thermaltake Overseer Rx-1 Full tower $119 mir$20 or Thermaltake Chaser Full tower =)
I have the overseer and i love it!
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February 27, 2013 2:34:59 PM

feeblepenguin said:
i think take ikes 9711's build, switch the i5 3570k with a 3470, and the mobo with not a z77, and you're good.


what mobo would you suggest?
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March 1, 2013 5:25:25 AM

Any H77 would be ok but its your preference if you go with a 3470
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March 1, 2013 1:56:45 PM

what motherboard shoul di get? link me to one on newegg please? and what do i need an SSD and an additional hard drive for???
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